Re: UME 2 sparkles

From: Ed Cannon (
Date: Tue Jun 14 2005 - 05:38:04 EDT

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    Back in November 2000, I reported sparkling from Ume 2
    (78-018B, 10675):
    Earlier tonight (June 14 UTC) I saw it do a very similar 
    pass -- relatively bright sparkles too fast for me to 
    count, in two episodes lasting several seconds each.  
    These took place roughly from 4:22:39 to 4:23:36 UTC, 
    when it then resumed more normal, regular flashes.
    Monday evening (June 13 UTC) near another object I saw
    three quick faint flashes.  I tried to see more but did 
    not.  Findsat says that those flashes possibly might 
    have come from LES 2 (01360, 65-034B), a small, spinning
    polyhedral satellite.  There were also a couple of pieces 
    of debris in the area, so this is just a possibility.
    Ed Cannon - - Austin, Texas, USA
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